General Information:

  • • Afrikaans and English classes
  • • 30 minute classes, once a week
  • • Parent involvement, 3 to 10 minutes a day
  • • Mobile Centres visit the pre-schools and primary schools
  • • 10 classes per term
  • • 3 to 4 children per class
  • • Qualified teachers / tutors with experience
  • • Online enrolment

“Reading is FUNdamental”

Little Readers offers a variety of classes, both in English and Afrikaans, that will help small children to develop a love for READING!! The demands on school children today are very different to those of earlier generations. Hence the ability to READ, to READ well and above all to LOVE reading is more important today than ever before. Good READERS become GOOD LEARNERS!!

In partnership with the schools in your area, Little Readers helps to create a lifelong love for reading.

“The actual time allocated to reading in a foundation phase classroom is minimal as are one on one reading times. A child who is able to read in Grade 1 will not be bored in the classroom, because he/she can already read, he/she can pick up a book and read if there is opportunity. On the contrary, in my many years of experience, such children have self-confidence and by the time they have completed their work, they enjoy reading books and stories to themselves. The additional reading experience results in a broadened vocabulary and work sheets, word sums and tests are completed with greater diligence and success.” - Founder and Franchisor of Little Readers, Maunette de Kock

Preschool Reading Classes

From the age of 3 we teach children sounds by means sensory integrated fun activities. Once they can identify sounds well, we introduce the sounding out of words and incidental reading. The classes are fun-filled and at a pre-schooler level. We use various games to grasp basic sounds well. “Big school” is full of adjustments and new challenges. Reading does not have to be one of them. We know that the advantage a child who is confident about his sounds and reading, is of great value!

In countries like England, America, New Zealand and Australia children begin to learn their sounds at the age of 3 or 4. In South Africa children begin this only when they are 6 or 7 years old and thus do not benefit from the best period of a young child’s brain development. We make use of Sensory Integrated Actvities and also Brain Integration (using both sides of the brain).

Pre-reading skills (3 - 6 years)
Little Readers pre-reading classes.
  • Letter & print awareness.
  • Reading readiness.
  • Phonological awareness.
  • Learning sounds.
  • Listening comprehension.
  • Fast recognition.

The Starter pack is R350. First time enrollment has a total cost of R350 plus tuition fee.

Tuition fee is R970 per term, and can be paid once off or in two installments.

If you enroll during the term you will pay prorata depending on the number of classes your child will have to attend.

Payment option
Termly R970
Bi-termly R485

Monthly payments of R323.3 per month can be made on special arrangement.

Early reading (4 - 6 years)
Little Readers early reading classes.
  • Sounding out words.
  • Incidental reading.
  • Phonological processes in place.
  • Enjoy reading short stories.
  • Avoid the fear element in reading.

Registration costs if child was not previously enrolled of R130 (bag included). Early Birdy Readers pack of R235.

Tuition fee is R970 per term, and can be paid once off or in two installments.

If you enroll during the term you will pay prorata depending on the number of classes your child will have to attend.

Payment option
Termly. R970
Bi-termly. R485

Monthly payments of R323.3 per month can be made on special arrangement.

Reading lessons for learners already at school

Grade 1 learners

While an early exposure to reading in the home language is the road to success, we also help learners who are not confident with their sounds or who can still not read. They too can be put on the road to success!!! Often parents discover at the beginning of Grade 2 that their children simply memorized Grade 1 School reading work and cannot actually read. This can cause tension and lead to a bad learning experience. “Little Readers” can help to identify the problem through a diagnostic test and provide practical help to overcome the problem. If a Grade 3 learner cannot read fluently, it can result in him falling behind in the learning process. It is therefore vital that this must be rectified in the Grade 3 year.

A child who enjoys reading and who reads often has a great academic advantage.

Foundation phase (6 - 10 years)
Little Readers foundation phase classes.
  • Overcoming reading difficulties in Grade 1 to 3.
  • Creating a stress free environment for reading.
  • Academic advantage through extra reading.

Registration costs if child was not previously enrolled of R130 (bag included). Foundation phase Readers pack is R560. Additional reading material costs R160 - if applicable.

If your child battles to distinguish between similar looking sounds or to recognise certain sounds, we recommend a combination pack: Readers pack R560 plus additional reading material R160 = R720.

Tuition fee is R970 per term, and can be paid once off or in two installments.

If you enroll during the term you will pay prorata depending on the number of classes your child will have to attend.

Payment option
Termly. R970
Bi-termly. R485

Monthly payments of R323 per month can be made on special arrangement.

First Additonal Language (FAL) (6 - 13 years)
Little Readers First Additional Language reading classes.
  • Basic sounds and phonics FAL.
  • Enjoy short stories
  • Introducing library challenge FAL
  • Developing confidence in the FAL

If a child loves to read in his or her home language at an early age, and gets support with his First Additional Language, he or she will be able to master additional languages with great ease.

Children who read in both languages have a remarkable academic advantage over their peers.

Registration costs if child was not previously enrolled of R130 (bag included). FAL Starter and Readers pack combined R710 and includes a phonetic game.

Tuition fee is R970 per term, and can be paid once off or in two installments.

If you enroll during the term you will pay prorata depending on the number of classes your child will have to attend.

Payment option
Termly. R970
Bi-termly. R485

Monthly payments of R323.3 per month can be made on special arrangement.

Book Buddy/Library Challenge (6 - 13 years)
Little Readers Library Challenge reading classes.

Trained tutors with experience.

Children are rewarded with a voucher of R 70 every month.

Registration costs R250 and includes a Book Buddy starter pack.

Payment option
Monthly. R140 *

* R70 of the monthly fee goes toward gift vouchers (local outlet of your choice) for kids who successfully complete their reading challenges.

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